What To Do With Leftover Curry Chicken?

what to do with leftover curry chicken

Are you like me and always make too much curry chicken?

It’s so good, but I can never seem to eat just one serving.

After a while, the containers of leftover curry chicken start to pile up in the fridge.

So what do you do with all that deliciousness?

Here are a few ideas that I’ve gathered and want to share with you.

Let’s get you started.

Make a Curry Chicken Salad

Making a curry chicken salad from your leftover curry chicken is a great idea.

It’s packed with veggies and protein, plus it tastes amazing.

To do this, all you have to do is chop up the leftover curry chicken and mix it with mayo, salt, pepper, and other spices to taste.

Then mix in your favorite veggies like green onions or celery.

Serve it on top of bread or a bed of lettuce.

Curry Chicken Alfredo Pasta Salad

Craving carbs?

Or too much pasta salad from the potluck?

Well, this delicious dish is a great way to get rid of leftover curry chicken and leftover or day-old cooked pasta.

You will need:

Leftover Curry Chicken (as much as you want) 1 cup cooked pasta 2 cups mixed veggies 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup parmesan cheese pepper to taste 1/2 cup crushed pineapple (optional)

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve right away or chill overnight in the fridge.

Curry Chicken Parmesan Tots

This is another dish that I love making because there are so many variations you could do.

You could make them with leftover curry chicken, or you can use ground beef or turkey.

Ingredients: 2 cups leftover curry chicken (or 1 cup cooked ground beef/turkey) 3 eggs (beaten) 1 cup bread crumbs parmesan cheese salt & pepper to taste oil for frying

Mix the eggs, breadcrumbs, and parmesan cheese together in a large bowl.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Then add the cooked ground beef/turkey (which you can substitute for leftover curry chicken) and mix everything together.

Take rounded tablespoons of the mixture, roll it into balls, then flatten them with your palm or the backside of a fork dipped in panko crumbs.

Heat oil in a pan and fry the tots until golden brown on all sides.

The cooking time will depend on how big you make them, but it’s usually 5 minutes or so.

Serve with ketchup or ranch dressing.

Curry Chicken Nachos

Craving nachos? Well have no fear, curry chicken nachos are here!

Ingredients: Tortilla Chips or Fritos, as many as you want Curry Chicken, as much as you want Shredded Cheese Sour Cream 1 can of sliced olives (optional)

Layer your tortilla chips/Fritos with the ingredients in the order listed.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

If you want to add diced onions or tomatoes, go right ahead.

Curry Chicken Pot Pie

This is the most popular dish that I’ve seen people do with leftover curry chicken and it’s pretty awesome.

You can buy a pre-made pie crust at the grocery store and just assemble your ingredients according to the directions on the box.

All you have to do is follow the directions on the pie crust package and then add in leftover cooked curry chicken, carrots, potatoes, corn, green beans or peas, salt, and pepper to taste.

Bake until the crust is golden brown.

Make a Curry Chicken Stir Fry

If you want to have a delicious crispy texture, then try making a curry chicken stir fry using the leftovers from your curry night.

There are lots of recipes you can use for this, but here is one of my favorites:

Ingredients: 1 onion (chopped) 2 garlic cloves (minced) Olive oil leftover curry chicken (or some cooked shrimp or beef) 3 cups of any veggies you like (I like chopped broccoli, carrots, and peppers) Soy sauce to taste Sesame seeds to taste

Heat up the olive oil in a pan and add onion and garlic.

If you’re using shrimp, you can add it at this time and cook until it turns pink.

Then add your veggies and stir until they are cooked to your liking.

Add soy sauce and sesame seeds to taste.

Serve on top of white or brown rice for an easy, healthy dinner.

How do you reheat leftover chicken curry?

You can reheat your chicken curry in different ways: oven, microwave, or stovetop.

If you use the oven, preheat it to about 160 degrees Celsius and then put the chicken curry in an oven-safe dish.

Cover it with tin foil so the chicken doesn’t get dry.

Can chicken curry be reheated?

what to do with leftover curry chicken

Yes, you can reheat chicken curry.

It is safe to eat as long as it is stored in the fridge or freezer in under 2 hours and you consume it in under 3 days.

You can only reheat it once.

How do you bulk up leftover curry?

One way is to add potatoes, carrots, or cauliflower.

You can also adjust the spices, depending on how much salt and spice is already in the curry.

I usually add salt to the rice, and I also add salt when adding potatoes.

How long does cooked curry last in the fridge?

Cooked curry can last in the fridge for 24-48 hours if it is cooled properly and covered.

Make sure that the cooked vegetable or curry is not contaminated before keeping it in the fridge.

If the food needs to be stored for more than 1-2 days, it is better to freeze it.

Can you reheat coconut milk curry?

Yes, you can reheat coconut milk curry in the microwave or on the stovetop.

How do you reheat a curry without a microwave?

This amazing video tutorial will show you how:

Does curry taste better the next day?

Experts say that the taste of curry is better the next day.

This is because the different spices mix together and no one spice is too strong. (source)

Can I reheat chicken curry twice?

Yes, you can reheat chicken curry multiple times as long as you heat it properly each time.

The chicken must be steaming hot all the way through.

Can I cook chicken curry the day before?

Yes, you can cook chicken curry the day before.

The flavors will have time to mix together well. (source)

Is it OK to leave chicken curry out overnight?

No, leaving chicken curry out overnight is not a good idea because bacteria will grow on it.

However, it’s important to remember that bacteria is present in everything and it’s unlikely that the level of bacteria will become harmful overnight.


Whether you’re looking for a new way to enjoy your leftovers or are just starting to think about dinner ideas, I hope this post has given you some inspiration.

Leftover curry chicken is a delicious and easy meal that can be tailored to your taste preferences.

If you have any questions or suggestions, let me know.

Tamara Pierce

Tamara Pierce is a food writer at Elapasony, passionate about exploring diverse cuisines and sharing recipes and food experiences. From trendy restaurants to local hotspots, she's always on the lookout for new and exciting flavors.

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